[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP]
The USA faces 2009 African Youth Championship runner-up Cameroon in their second game at the Under-20 World Cup. The Young Lions, 2-0, winner
over South Korea on Saturday, will be favored, but the USA has had success against them. (TV: ESPN2, Galavision, live, 12:40 pm ET.)
Cameroon is making is
first appearance at the Under-20 World Cup since 1999 when Sigi Schmid
's USA beat them, 3-1, on a pair of Taylor
goals to advance to the second round.
Cameroon features 15 foreign-based players spread over seven countries, including Spanish club Real Mallorca
's Etienne Eto'o, who is the younger brother of Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o
, who himself moved to Spain as a teenager.
Cameroon will clinch at least a wild-card berth in the second round with a win. The USA will not be eliminated with a loss despite having opened with a 3-0 loss to Germany. It could win
its third game against South Korea and possibly qualify as one of the four best third-place teams. U.S. ROSTER: GOALKEEPERS:
1-Sean Johnson (free agent), 18-Josh Lambo (FC Dallas), 13-Brian Perk (UCLA) DEFENDERS:
2-Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami FC), ,
4-Sheanon Williams (free agent), 6-Kyle Davies (FC Dallas), 12-Aaron Maund (Univ. of Notre Dame), 14-Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA), 16-Ike Opara (Wake Forest Univ.) MIDFIELDERS:
17-Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin, GER), 5-Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo), 11-Mikkel Diskerud (Staebak, NOR), 10-Dilly Duka (free agent), 19-Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), 8-Jared
Jeffrey (Club Brugge, BEL), 15-Brian Ownby (Univ. of Virginia), 3-Dillon Powers (Univ. of Notre Dame), -21Michael Stephens (UCLA) FORWARDS:
Marosevic (FC Dallas), 20-Brek Shea (FC Dallas), 7-Tony Taylor (free agent). CAMEROON ROSTER: GOALKEEPERS:
1-Francois Beyokol (Canon Yaounde), 11-Thierry Tangouantio (Elig Edzoa), 16-Joseph Asong (Espanyol, SPA) DEFENDERS:
Abad (Elid Edzoa), 4-Banana Yaya (Esperance, TUN), 6-Charley Fomen (Marseille, FRA), 8-Etienne Soppo (Casale Calcio, ITA)
MIDFIELDERS: 2-Olivier Mvondo (Wil, SWI), 5-Enow Tabot (Interblock
Ljubljana, SLO), 7-Olivier Boumale (Albacete, SPA), 13-Parfait Essengue (Piacenza, ITA), 18-Jean Bapidi (Esperance, TUN), 20-Ghislain Mvom (Fortuna Yaounde), 21-Andre Akono Effa (Canon Yaounde)
FORWARDS: 9-Brice Owona (Coton Sport), 10-Jacques Zoua (Basel, SWI), 12-Adolphe Teikeu (Metalurh Zaporizhshja, UKR), 14-Patrick Ekeng (Le Mans, FRA), 15-Etienne Eto'o (Mallorca, SPA),
17-Germain Tiko (Mallorca, SPA), 19-Donald Djousse (Dinamo Tbilisi, GEO).